Tag: Levulinic acid

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers develop pathway to produce levulinic acid from biomass

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers develop pathway to produce levulinic acid from biomass

March 24, 2020 |

In Wisconsin, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently developed a pathway with the potential to convert biomass, like wood chips or grasses, into a widely used industrial solvent and aim to expand this work to produce an array of sustainable chemicals. The researchers developed chemical processes that convert lignocellulosic biomass, essentially dried plant matter, […]

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Levulinic acid as a new platform for green chemistry: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to GF Biochemicals

Levulinic acid as a new platform for green chemistry: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to GF Biochemicals

May 17, 2016 |

In February, GFBiochemicals announced at ABLC 2016 that it has acquired the assets and intellectual property of Segetis, a US-based, venture-backed levulinic acid derivatives producer Segetis has more than 50 patents and over 200 pending patent applications worldwide. The acquisition matches up GF Biochemical’s commercial-scale technology for producing levulinic acid, with Segetis’ technology for converting levulinic […]

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The DOE’s 12 Top Biobased Molecules – what became of them?

The DOE’s 12 Top Biobased Molecules – what became of them?

April 30, 2015 |

With the news that Cargill has acquired OPX Bio’s fermentation-based technology, which featured a hot route to biobased paints, adhesives, diapers, and detergents — we take a look back at a DOE paper that sparked so much interest in these biobased molecules. If they handed out Platinum and Gold certification to scientific papers as we […]

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Segetis raises $25.5 million in Series C round; Saudi Basic Industries joins as strategic investor

Segetis raises $25.5 million in Series C round; Saudi Basic Industries joins as strategic investor

August 16, 2012 |

In Minnesota, Segetis that it has raised $25.5 million in its Series C financing. Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) Ventures B.V. led the investment with full participation by current Segetis investors including Khosla Ventures, Malaysia Life Science Capital Fund (MLSCF), and Royal DSM, through its venturing subsidiary DSM Venturing. A new Malaysian-based investor, PNB Equity […]

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Levulinic acid-to-fuels the pathway to early career grant for UWisconsin researcher

Levulinic acid-to-fuels the pathway to early career grant for UWisconsin researcher

July 2, 2012 |

In Wisconsin, UW-Madison assistant professor Brian Pfleger received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, from the National Science Foundation, that will assist in his research on metabolic pathways in bacteria that can be used for drop-in advanced biofuels. Specifically, his research focuses on microbes convert levulinic acid into free fatty acids that can be […]

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